On its face, water seems to be a fairly benign compound. In some instances, however, it can be incredibly destructive – especially when it infiltrates places in a home where it is not wanted. Not only is water physically damaging on its own but it also allows for the growth of mold in the most unlikeliest and inconvenient of places. Mold is a tenacious creature but it can be dealt with in an effective and affordable way. However, there are a host of misconceptions about how to deal with mold remediation that a homeowner should be aware of. Here are just a few of the more notable ones:
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Mold is only found in unsanitary conditions
Molds are one of the more ubiquitous life forms on the Earth. There are thousands of varieties in the world and they are found – almost without exception – in every home in the world. Hey are particularly difficult to completely eradicate as they only require a small amount of moisture and some organic material to live and grow. They do thrive in unsanitary conditions but the cleanest houses also contain them to some extent.
Mold does not pose a health risk
Many homeowners simply consider the health issues to be relatively minor. Quite to the contrary, however, mold poses a significant health risk especially to the very young and the elderly. For instance, mold can cause sneezing and throat irritation, provoke allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma problems. In short, in no way, shape or from should the medical risks of mold be discounted.
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Mold will go away on its own
Like any other living thing, mold needs water to live. Still, it is almost impossible to completely remove the source of water as many molds can live and even thrive on the meager amounts of moisture available in the air. It is very rare that mold will die on its own. Instead a proactive approach must be taken.
Mold remediation is relatively easy to accomplish
Some homeowners believe that with just some bleach and a little elbow grease that mold can be safely removed. While this is true on the surface – both literally and figuratively – one should also realize that mold can bury itself deep into a wall or ceiling and that a simple surface cleaning is not enough.
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You do not need a professional
Believe it or not, even a small mold remediation project should most probably be handled by a professional. In addition to the chemicals involved, mold can spread to all sorts of areas that an inexperienced homeowner will not investigate. Professionals mold remediation experts, on the other hand, are trained to safely handle the fungicides used and to properly search for other areas of infestation.
As you can see, there are many things to consider when it comes to mold remediation.